Students who study abroad must be covered by emergency medical insurance inclusive of medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.
Lafayette College utilizes the services of On Call International for all students, staff, and faculty participating in Lafayette-sponsored international travel. Fees associated with utilizing this plan are the responsibility of the participant, program, or department. Please contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Education for more information on insurance costs. Please note this insurance does not cover US-based health and safety needs and should not replace US-based health coverage. For details about the Lafayette insurance program, go to myoncallportal.com and On Call Program Summary. You can also contact the On Call International Customer Service number (1-855-878-9590) for information on services and benefits.
If you are a student studying on an interim program, faculty-led semester program, or an affiliated semester program, please see below regarding insurance coverage.
If you are a student planning to participate in student club travel or independent travel sponsored by Lafayette, please see additional information here.
If you are a faculty or staff member traveling for work-related purposes, please see the Information for Faculty section for insurance information.
All students participating in an international Lafayette-sponsored winter or May/summer interim program are typically covered under the insurance program as part of their program fee. Additional registration is not required to be covered by the insurance program. You can learn more about our insurance program, On Call International, above. Students participating in US-based off-campus programs should continue to use the US-based insurance plan they already have and are encouraged to contact their insurance company in advance of travel to determine coverage at the program site.
All students participating in a Lafayette-sponsored faculty-led semester program (i.e. Lafayette Engineering in Madrid) are typically covered under the insurance program as part of their tuition fee. Additional registration is not required to be covered by the insurance program. You can learn more about our insurance program, On Call International, above.
All students participating in a Lafayette affiliated program (i.e. IES Buenos Aires) are typically covered under Lafayette’s On Call insurance program as part of their tuition fee. Additional registration is not required to be covered by the insurance program. You can learn more about our insurance program, On Call International, above. Students who need to show a Proof of Coverage Letter to their program or for visa application purposes should contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Education.
Many affiliated semester programs also include/require enrollment in their own health/safety insurance program for student participants. In this case, students will be covered by On Call International through Lafayette College and will also register for and utilize the program’s health/safety insurance plan. Any additional fees for plans provided by or required by affiliated partners are the responsibility of the student.
Students studying on a US-based semester program should continue to use the US-based insurance plan they already have.
In many cases, students on semester affiliated or Lafayette faculty-led programs will also enroll in a national insurance plan of their host country as part of their immigration requirements.
Lafayette College travelers may want to consider purchasing Cancellation & Interruption For Any Reason (CFAR/IFAR) insurance for domestic and international trips. This type of insurance is not offered by Lafayette and is not included with affiliated or Lafayette faculty-led programs but may be purchased individually for Lafayette sponsored or personal travel.
There are several CFAR/IFAR insurance options available online to choose from. While you are free to purchase CFAR/IFAR coverage from any provider, our broker, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has vetted the option below as a comprehensive solution that provides 75% reimbursement for CFAR/IFAR claims.
For more information on Travel Insured International through Gallagher:
For the option offered through Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., travelers must enroll in CFAR/IFAR insurance within 21 days of receiving a non-refundable bill for a coverable expense. Typically, the earliest coverable expense will be the non-refundable program deposit, which is charged by the College or a third party program provider when a traveler commits to a specific program and the trip becomes non-refundable.